BWSL: Liverpool Women stun Chelsea, Aston Villa shock Man City

Liverpool's two-goal Katie Stengel
Liverpool’s two-goal Katie Stengel celebrates. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Liverpool fought back to beat reigning Barclays Women’s Super League champions Chelsea and Aston Villa downed Manchester City.

Aston Villa 4-3 Manchester City (Att: 6,785)
Leicester City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United 1-0 Everton
Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea (Att: 3,006)

Liverpool gifted Chelsea a third-minute penalty as Gilly Flaherty brought down Guro Reiten in the box and Fran Kirby slotted home from the spot. Kirby put Sam Kerr in to fire home but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Scores were levelled midway through the second half, a penalty given for handball against Millie Bright and Katie Stengel converting. The drama continued as Stengel was taken down in the 18-yard box by Kadeisha Buchanan and got to her feet to net her second.

Villa victorious over Man City in see-saw game 

Aston Villa beat Manchester City
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Aston Villa took the lead midway through the first half, Rachel Daly winning possession and finding Alisha Lehmann whose finish across Ellie Roebuck was clinical. The favour was returned when Lehmann charged down an attempted clearance, which Daly then hooked inside the far post. Moments before the break, City halved the deficit when Hannah Hampton could only parry Laura Coombs strike into her net.

The visitors turned the game in their favour with a quickfire double early in the second half, Khadija Shaw heading them level via the post and Coombs netting her second of the match. The hosts then turned the tables, Kenza Dali’s shot deflected in and Daly pounced on Roebuck’s spill of the ball for her second to make it 4-3.

Spurs’ Spence nets at both ends

Ashleigh Neville beat Kirstie Levell from 40 yards to put Spurs in front on 35 minutes and it was 2-0 moments before the break, when Drew Spence also found the net from distance. Spence was less fortunate when she volleyed a Foxes’ corner kick into her own net.

Evans goal sees off Everton

West Ham made the breakthrough on half-time against Everton, Jessica Ziu heading on a corner and Lisa Evans nodding in. Katja Snoeijs might have had an equaliser but was thwarted by keeper Mackenzie Arnold late on.

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